Concrete Slabs, Moisture, and Flooring

These days, moisture in slabs is a likely cause of flooring failures because many environmentally friendly adhesives are unable to withstand high moisture exposure. It is important to understand how moisture behaves in concrete and how concrete behaves after installation of resilient and low permeability floor coverings. Prudent project planning and scheduling, along with proper moisture testing and moisture mitigation if needed, all positively contribute to successful flooring installations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify sources of moisture that cause floor and flooring system damage
2. Evaluate building design details, construction materials and means and methods to avoid problems
3. Understand how concrete mix designs, finishings, curing and drying times affect moisture levels in concrete slabs
4. Become familiar with quality control measures that can be used to minimize delays and problems

Start Time: 11/2/2016 2:10:00 PM
End Time: 11/2/2016 3:00:00 PM

Presented by:

Elizabeth Rodenkirch, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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Room Number: St. Thomas B

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1


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